FAQs

Got a burning question? We've answered the most common ones below but if there's one we've missed, please do get in touch with us at leadershipconference@alpha.org 

 

Who is the Leadership Conference for?

This conference is for the dreamer, the doer, those just starting out or the seasoned professional. You want to build your character and your confidence as a leader in Christ and you are ready to be challenged like never before.   


When and where is the conference happening?

The Leadership Conference 2018 will be taking place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th May 2018. 
(There will also be international hubs running the conference locally in the weeks after the London event. Please see below for more information.)


How much are tickets?

Please see below the different prices for each of the ticket bands available at the Royal Albert Hall. These prices include a £2 booking fee.

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Can I reserve tickets now and pay for them later?

Sorry, we are not able to reserve tickets. You are required to pay in full when making your booking; the system will only register your booking at the point of a completed payment. If you get to the payment page but do not pay, you will not be registered on the system and your tickets will be lost.


Are refunds available?

In accordance with the Standard E-Commerce Regulations 2013, if you wish to cancel your booking for this event, the following cancellation refund policy applies:
Cancellations made from 1st August 2017 to 31st October 2017 are not subject to any cancellation fees, and 100% of the price of the event tickets will be refunded.
Cancellations made from 1st November 2017 to 18th March 2018 will be subject to 50% cancellation fees and only 50% of the price of the event tickets will be refunded.
Cancellations made after 18th March 2018 will be subject to 100% cancellation fees and 100% of the price of the event tickets will be forfeited.
No fee is applicable for name transfers. If a delegate can no longer attend the event, we would encourage them to arrange for someone to replace them in order to avoid losing any percentage of their booking fee. You can change the name on the registration by logging into your account and replacing the delegate information for that ticket.


Can I book a ticket for just one day of the conference?

The registration fee covers both days of the conference. Due to how our ticketing system works we are not able to offer a registration option to attend just one day of the event, or for attendance at the evening sessions only.
We are happy for you to make your own arrangements to share tickets but regret we cannot assist in making these arrangements.
Please note that Monday 7th May is a bank holiday in the UK.


Can I pick where I want to sit?

The band of ticket that you purchase will dictate where you will be sitting during the conference. 
If you purchase a ticket in band A, B or C, you will be allocated a specific seat for the duration of the event. Groups within the same booking reference will be allocated seats together. 
Band D tickets have unreserved standing space only. 

If you suffer from vertigo or a fear of heights, we would recommend that you purchase a band A ticket as these are lower down in the venue than the other banded seating.


Can children attend this event?

As this conference is adult-focused and we wish to provide a distraction-free environment for our other delegates, we regret that we are not able to accommodate children at this event. We would recommend you do not book tickets for any children who are under the age of 14. 


Will there be a live stream?

We will not be live streaming the event this year so please join us in person in London, or at one of the international hubs later in the year. 


Is interpretation available??

There will be no foreign language interpretation provided at the Royal Albert Hall this year. If you require interpretation, please get in contact with your National Alpha Office.


Is BSL interpretation avaliable?

We will have BSL interpreters at the event, subject to demand. If you require BSL, please let us know as soon as you have booked onto the event by emailing leadershipconference@alpha.org


Will catering be available at this event?

Catering is not included in your ticket price. For food and drinks, please explore the shops and cafés around South Kensington. In addition, the restaurants at the Royal Albert Hall will be open for your convenience.


How do I get to the Royal Albert Hall?

The Royal Albert Hall is located in the heart of Kensington. For comprehensive information about travelling in and around London please see www.tfl.gov.uk 

By car:
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
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We regret car parking spaces are not available at the Royal Albert Hall. Visit this link to view details of car parks close to the venue. If this presents a significant issue for you due to mobility issues please email leadershipconference@alpha.org
By tube:  
South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines) and High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines) are the closest Underground stations to the Royal Albert Hall. Walking to the venue takes approximately 10 minutes from both stations. If travelling during peak periods please add 30 minutes to the following estimated journey times. Please note that the London Underground does not operate between 00.30 and 06.30.
By air:
From Heathrow Airport: Underground (Piccadilly Line) direct to South Kensington 40 minutes
From Gatwick Airport: South East Trains or Gatwick Express train to Victoria Station 30 minutes then Underground (Circle / District Lines) to South Kensington 10 minutes
From Luton Airport: Thameslink to Kings Cross 20 minutes then Underground (Piccadilly Line) to Knightsbridge 20 minutes
From London City Airport: Docklands Light Railway to Tower Hill 40 minutes then Underground (Circle and District Lines) to South Kensington 25 minutes
From Stansted Airport: Stansted Express to Liverpool Street 45 minutes then Underground (Circle Line) to South Kensington 40 minutes


Where can I stay near to the Royal Albert Hall?

We have collated a small selection of accommodation options to suit varying tastes and budgets all within the immediate vicinity of the conference venue. You can find the guide here.
Please note that hotel prices are approximate and may vary on different dates and seasons.


Which HTB church services are taking place before the Leadership Conference?

There are a number of services across the four HTB sites on Sunday 6th May. We highly recommend the following services:

  • HTB Courtfield Gardens at 10.30am
    HTB Onslow Square at 10.30am, 4.30pm or 6.30pm
    HTB Brompton Road at 5pm or 7pm

For directions to all of our sites please see the HTB website.


How can I apply to be on staff?

If you would like to consider being part of our team at HTB, Alpha and St Paul’s Theological Centre please visit our careers site for more information. There you can review our current roles or alternatively contact us at recruitment@htb.org where we will be delighted to hear from you.


Where and when are the international hubs taking place?

We are really excited about the international hubs taking part in the Leadership Conference later on in the year. For more information about each of the hubs, please click on the relevant location.